Russellville hires basketball coach

UPDATE, posted at 9:06 p.m. Oct. 3, 2012:

Russellville has hired former Helias Crusader and Missouri Valley Player of the Year Jamaal Tatum as boys basketball coach.

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Earlier coverage, posted at 5:38 a.m. Oct. 3, 2012:

Interviews are in progress for a 2012-13 boys basketball coach for the Russellville school district.

Practices are set to begin Oct. 29 in advance of the first games of the season, played at the Eugene High School Invitational Tournament.

Scott White had been hired in May as the head boys basketball coach. However, he is on administrative leave while he faces statutory rape charges in Barry County. His preliminary hearing is Nov. 9.

So a replacement, who is not required to be a teacher in the district, will receive ....

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